I study the interaction of epidemiological dynamics and evolution of pathogens. The aim of this work is to improve surveillance of infectious diseases using molecular data. I also study the role of social and sexual networks in mediating the spread of infectious diseases.
I have a substantive focus on HIV/AIDS. Recent work has focused on the development of better methods for estimating HIV incidence, transmission rates, and behavioral heterogeneity of populations at risk of HIV.
I have graduate training in sociology and mathematics (Cornell University) and postdoctoral training in HIV research (University of California- San Diego). I recently completed a NIH career development fellowship focused on the development of methods for molecular epidemiological surveillance of HIV (University of Michigan- Ann Arbor).
Volz EM, Didelot X, 2018, Modeling the Growth and Decline of Pathogen Effective Population Size Provides Insight into Epidemic Dynamics and Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance, Systematic Biology, Vol:67, ISSN:1063-5157, Pages:719-728
et al., 2018, Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Subtype B Reveals Heterogeneous Transmission Risk: Implications for Intervention and Control., J Infect Dis, Vol:217, Pages:1522-1529
Volz EM, Frost SDW, 2017, Scalable relaxed clock phylogenetic dating, Virus Evolution, Vol:3, ISSN:2057-1577
Volz EM, Romero-Severson E, Leitner T, 2017, Phylodynamic Inference across Epidemic Scales, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol:34, ISSN:0737-4038, Pages:1276-1288
Volz EM, Frost SDW, 2013, Inferring the Source of Transmission with Phylogenetic Data, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:9, ISSN:1553-7358
et al., 2013, HIV-1 Transmission during Early Infection in Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Phylodynamic Analysis, Plos Medicine, Vol:10, ISSN:1549-1676
Volz E, 2008, SIR dynamics in random networks with heterogeneous connectivity, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol:56, ISSN:0303-6812, Pages:293-310
Volz E, Meyers LA, 2007, Susceptible-infected-recovered epidemics in dynamic contact networks, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol:274, ISSN:0962-8452, Pages:2925-2933
et al., 2009, Phylodynamics of Infectious Disease Epidemics, Genetics, Vol:183, ISSN:0016-6731, Pages:1421-1430
Volz EM, 2012, Complex Population Dynamics and the Coalescent Under Neutrality, Genetics, Vol:190, ISSN:0016-6731, Pages:187-U311
et al., 2012, Simple Epidemiological Dynamics Explain Phylogenetic Clustering of HIV from Patients with Recent Infection, PLOS Computational Biology, Vol:8, ISSN:1553-734X
Volz EM, Koelle K, Bedford T, 2013, Viral Phylodynamics, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:9, ISSN:1553-7358